Getting Crafty: Pillows and Pasta

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a good weekend. B and I drove up to Appleton for some family time, which included a Friday fish fry, trolling the indoor farmers’ market and playing with B’s twin nephews – the cutest 3-year-olds I’ve ever seen.

We also got our hands dirty making homemade pasta for an article I’m working on. We made homemade pierogies, spinach pasta and, of course, fettucine noodles.

All this pasta making has me coveting the Kitchenaid attachments for my mixmaster.

B’s mom and I also got crafty and made homemade pillows for my love seat. These were super easy to make. I bought these 14″ pillows from Jo Ann’s and some of their home decor fabric (about a yard of each color and I had some scraps left over). Here is a great video tutorial from the Crafty Gemini that explains how to make an envelope-style cover.

We also made a Boppy pillow cover for my soon-to-be nephew. There are a lot of patterns online, but we made our own pattern by tracing an existing Boppy pillow cover. This only requires 1-1/3 yards of fabric and a 24″ zipper. Because this was a lot of trial and error, I would suggest finding a pattern online (like this one from Vanilla Joy).

Question: Would you ever attempt homemade pasta? What is your favorite kind of pasta?

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